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Application Process

Step 1 - Apply

APPLICATIONS FOR CLASS 28 ARE NOW CLOSED. If you would like to apply for a future class, please complete the Class 29 Interest form using the "Apply Now" button below.  plications 

Once you have conviction that you want to be a Kauffman Fellow, applying for the program is the easy part. The process consists of completing an online application form, and as a part of that form, giving the contact details of 2 individuals that we may use as a reference throughout the process. 

There is a $250 non-refundable application fee.

Please note that we have two deadlines where you are able to submit: 

  • November 11, 2022 – Early admissions deadline (your application will not be prioritized, but you will be invited to participate in a Kauffman Fellows event)

  • January 13, 2023 – Final deadline. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Step 2 - Interview

The written application only goes so far in portraying an accurate picture of who you are. There is much more we’d like to know about you—and you about us.

Candidates with strong applications will then be invited to participate in a series of interviews with our team and select Kauffman Fellows via online video. Interviews typically run 30-60 minutes.

Key Dates

Key Dates

Early-Fall 2022

Applications for Class 28 Open

November 11, 2022

Early-submission deadline. Your application will not be prioritized in the pool of candidates, but you will be invited to attend select Kauffman Fellows events.

January 13, 2023

Final submission deadline. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

January 27, 2023

Scholarship application deadline. Scholarship applications will not be accepted after this date.

Mid-February 2023

If selected to move forward, candidates are notified of interview assignments. 

April 2023

Candidates are notified of Admissions Decisions

June 4 - 7, 2023

Your Kauffman Fellows program experience will kick off with Module 1 from June 4 - 7, 2023 at 1440 Multiversity located in Scotts Valley, CA. Attendance to Module 1 is mandatory, so please check your calendar to ensure you’re available to join us prior to submitting your application. 


You’ll be able to find additional details about the program, including format, dates, and locations here.

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